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(post comments) The Web engineer's online toolbox #16

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izuzak opened this issue Nov 18, 2012 · 22 comments
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(post comments) The Web engineer's online toolbox #16

izuzak opened this issue Nov 18, 2012 · 22 comments
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@izuzak
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@izuzak izuzak commented Nov 18, 2012

This issue is reserved for comments on the blog post The Web engineer's online toolbox. Leave a comment below and it will show up on the blog post's Web page. Thanks!

@tastycode
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@tastycode tastycode commented Nov 19, 2012

http://www.necrohost.com. Provides a list of URLs that simulate a variety of network connectivity issues. Slow response, unresolvable dns, 404 and several other tools.

@hughesey
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@hughesey hughesey commented Nov 19, 2012

Another useful site for the toolbox: http://www.viewdns.info/ - A collection of free, useful DNS tools.

@nemec
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@nemec nemec commented Nov 19, 2012

I've found Fiddler to be invaluable for web development.

@lonelycode
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@lonelycode lonelycode commented Nov 19, 2012

A load testing service should always be part of your toolbox, not just checking page weight, (this may be biased, I'm the founder), so would also recommend adding something like Loadzen

@woutersmet
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@woutersmet woutersmet commented Nov 19, 2012

I got another one of the 'everyday' category: free private repository hosting!

While github is nice, it's everything but free for your private source control hosting needs. Luckily there is:

  • bitbucket.org for free private git + mercurial (does anybody still use that?) hosting
  • unfuddle.com for free SVN hosting
@sjparkinson
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@sjparkinson sjparkinson commented Nov 19, 2012

+1 for Fiddler.

For multi browser screenshots I find https://browsershots.org/ to be brilliant.

There is also http://isitup.org for the 'monitoring' category.

@duncanbeevers
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@duncanbeevers duncanbeevers commented Nov 19, 2012

Scriptular and Rubular for testing regular expressions in JavaScript and Ruby, respectively.

@duncanbeevers
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@duncanbeevers duncanbeevers commented Nov 19, 2012

JSFiddle for prototyping and sharing JavaScript.

@Dreen
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@Dreen Dreen commented Nov 19, 2012

+1 for jsFiddle, cant live without it
Some from me:

@dam2k
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@dam2k dam2k commented Nov 19, 2012

You could try http://www.nuvolabase.com/, a OrientDB based HTTP/REST powerful database on the cloud

@ipartola
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@ipartola ipartola commented Nov 19, 2012

Similar to isitup.com and PingDom, is my project http://www.pingbrigade.com.

@reuf
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@reuf reuf commented Nov 19, 2012

  1. I like http://jsbin.com/ more than http://jsfiddle.net/
    Showcase: http://jsbin.com/welcome/48741/edit
  2. Reset all css to zero before doing your own: http://meyerweb.com/eric/tools/css/reset/
  3. 960 grid system: http://960.gs/ - Generator: http://grids.heroku.com/
@eik3
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@eik3 eik3 commented Nov 19, 2012

And my personal favorite app, not only for documentation:

@iignatov
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@iignatov iignatov commented Nov 19, 2012

There's actually a similar "live list" of web development tools. It's called The Toolbox, made by Sacha Greif. If anyone is interested, the source code is on GitHub.

@SachaG
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@SachaG SachaG commented Nov 20, 2012

Thanks for mentioning The Toolbox! But I should mention its source code is just the WP source code, there's nothing special there (and it's not open source, sorry…).

@kentbrew
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@kentbrew kentbrew commented Nov 20, 2012

Surprised nobody's mentioned http://JSLint.com, or are you all past it? Also, http://web-sniffer.net helped me figure out that my server wasn't doing the right thing with .manifest files when I started messing around with offline iPhone apps.

@eschembor
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@eschembor eschembor commented Nov 20, 2012

http://jsonlint.com - to check that you are getting or returning valid JSON

@redkestrel
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@redkestrel redkestrel commented Nov 22, 2012

A couple of projects I have:

@izuzak
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@izuzak izuzak commented Nov 24, 2012

Hey everyone -- thanks for all the excellent suggestions!

I've updated the list with several new tools, most of which you (or the people on HN and reddit) have suggested:

Some of the suggested tools that were suggested but didn't make the list are:

Also, thanks @iignatov for a pointer to The Toolbox, that site looks really awesome! I just wanted to create a list focused more on Web engineering (protocols 'n' stuff), less on Web site design.

Thanks again, everyone! Let me know if you come across any new tools.

@DocumentRoot
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@DocumentRoot DocumentRoot commented Feb 11, 2013

For the last section I would suggest www.browserleaks.com site with many interestings. Also there is a vim/emacs-killer of the century - www.sublimetext.com, it replaces me lot of things from your list.

@phstc
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@phstc phstc commented Jul 31, 2014

There's also PutsReq, which allows you to record the requests and write the responses using Javascript.

@gs-ajain
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@gs-ajain gs-ajain commented Sep 3, 2018

I like to suggest beeceptor. It is multi-purpose tool. building mocked api responses, named endpoints, inspecing request and response payloads.

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